Though it flows into an arm of the Moray Firth some 10 miles from Inverness, the Beauly begins its course high up in some of the wildest territory in Scotland only a few miles from the West Coast and the Atlantic. It was perhaps inevitable that the Beauly system should be chosen by hydro-electric authorities to ‘develop’.
The Farrar and the River Glass -again with hydro operations — get together to form the Beauly proper near Struy. Further up its course the Glass, a good salmon river in the summer months, is added to by the waters of the Cannich which drops down from that excellent trouting loch, Mullardoch. These upper waters – Glass and Farrar -do not really begin to fish until July but excellent results can be obtained and both waters contain some trout.
The Beauly, owned by Lord Lovat, now has its migratory fishing concentrated below the former Kilmorack Falls (now the site of a hydro dam). It would be idle to suggest that catches nowadays compare with those of past years. Spring fishing is patchy although not without note but the first flood in late June normally sees a boost in salmon and sea trout sport.
SOS: Feb 11-Aug 26 (Net); Feb 11-Oct 15 (R&L)
Beauly, Inverness, Highland
TSTS?-(on river, nofon estuary)5 miles from Lovat Bridge to Beauly FirthjBB
DT: ARO (Lovat Estate Office,
Cannich, Inverness, Highland TS?-1i miles from CannichLB -GlenAffric,T:Cannich214.21 rooms (3 1)1 xUll